Sr. Manager, Finance & Plant Controller Job Opening

Sr. Manager, Finance & Plant Controller

Baxter International

Opelika, Alabama
Category: Senior Accountant

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We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.

Note: Relocation Support may be Available


  • Responsible for leading all operations accounting and finance activities for Baxter's manufacturing facility in Opelika, Alabama
  • This plant is a critical facility for Baxter, having recently undergone a significant capacity expansion
  • The Sr. Manager is a key member of the local Sr Leadership Team, and regularly interacts with Regional/Cluster management as well as Global Operations management

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner across the plant to achieve financial objectives
  • Support all Financial related activities of the manufacturing process
  • Partner with operations to ensure achievement of financial commitments of manufacturing organizations
  • Collaborate across plant and region to drive cost improvements
  • Lead the comprehensive Manufacturing Plant planning and reporting processes - quarterly forecasts, operating plans, monthly spending analysis, and weekly estimates to plans/forecasts
  • Manage proactive weekly and monthly analysis on present performance to budget and forecast and work cross-functionally to ID and develop actions to recover financial misses
  • Manage and Develop a staff of 3
  • Provide financial modeling / business decision support on all plant investments and new business initiatives
  • Manage / ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and coordinate any financial audit events
  • Support plant capacity reviews/analysis and VIP initiatives
  • Lead working capital and capital spending initiatives


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting (or country equivalent)
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Demonstration of key finance competencies, qualifications and leadership capabilities with 10 or more years of experience with emphasis in cost accounting and budgeting
  • History of collaborating with non-finance executives & leaders to achieve financial goals
  • Experience leading cost accounting, financial reporting and budgeting/forecasting activities
  • Experience with managing and developing others
  • Ability to effectively analyze and present information
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to successfully achieve deadlines
  • Comfortable working in different systems such as ERP software (SAP/JDE) and experience in Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles
  • Competent in business performance management, financial analysis and decision support

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.